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The Griffith's Valuation of Ireland – 1851


This document was a major undertaking to locate and detail the extent of landholding in Ireland.  The valuation project took over 10 years, but is a great source of details about the tenants on lands throughout Ireland at that time. 

Rath and Rathwood were both in the Barony of Owneybeg, parish of Abington, also Abington, which was the name for civil purposes. Both lands were also in the Parish of Murroe, now the combined Parish of Murroe and Boher.

Rath:
William O'Brien is shown to be a tenant of Hon. Edward Lawless, with House, Offices, and Land totalling 40 acres, with Net Annual Value of 35 Pounds and 15 shillings for the Land; 3 Pounds for Buildings.

Rathwood:
There are two O'Brien families indicated as holding lands in Rathwood.

Thomas O'Brien is shown to be the tenant of Lord Cloncurry, with house, Offices and Land totalling 15 acres, with a Net Annual Value of 7 Pounds 8 Shillings for Land; 12 Shillings for Buildings. The valuation also shows a Catherine Cormick as a tenant of Thomas, with a 6 Shillings Building NAV.

William O'Brien is shown to be the tenant of Lord Cloncurry, with house, Offices and Land totalling 48 acres (in two parcels) with a Net Annual Value 23 pounds for Land; 3 pounds 5 Shillings for Buildings.  In addition it indicates that he shares Land with Daniel Barry being 5 acres, with a NAV of I Pound 8 Shillings each.


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